Mayor Emanuel to announce CPD bike patrol expansion

- Mayor Emanuel has a plan to help cut crime on the streets of Chicago and it involves putting more police officers on bicycles.

Bike cops are highly visible in Chicago neighborhoods, interact with the community, and are a bit more approachable than police officers in regular patrol cars.

Tuesday morning, Mayor Emanuel will announce expanded police bicycle patrols in the city. Officials say the city has set aside $2 million for new bikes and are ready to double the program.

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